Barefoot Runners Society
Why do you run?
By BF Mitch
To spend time with friends.
To impress those friends.
To lose weight.
To abolish the feelings of guilt for eating like a crazed lion.
Or do you run for deeper reasons?
To test your physical, mental, and emotional capacity in an all out war against a course or trail.
To have time away from the daily grind and time for yourself.
To distract your mind from whatever may be going on in your...
Barefoot Running Workshop 3: Hills, Speed & Precautions
By Emilie Reas, Chapter President, San Diego, California
Many thanks to all who attended the final session of our Barefoot Running Workshops! In today’s workshop we built on the fundamentals of running mechanics covered in the first and second workshops. We tweaked our speed and hill running techniques, addressed safety issues unique to barefooting and took running video selfies for gait analysis. Here are some of the highlights of the day’s fun …
When running downhill, the impact on the body...
Support Your Club
The Barefoot Runners Society needs your support.
As you know, the BRS is funded and operated solely by its members. A modest income from advertising and tee shirt sales no longer covers the monthly costs for running and maintaining the site. That's right. We've grown by leaps and bounds this past year! Who said...
I freaking did it
From 0k to 44k mountain marathon in a year
By Line Kolbe
Damn it was a tough run. Don't even know where to start. I'm still so overwhelmed by it and it's all still sinking in.
It was 3 mountains. 16 km, 12 km and then 16 km again. The crossing of the first mountain went great. No pain anywhere and I had plenty of energy. The weather was nice. It took longer than I expected because there were so many on the trail that we had to wait on each other to get ahead. When I got down to the valley on the other side Thomas, my husband, was waiting there for me with my shake and there was a water and food station.
The second mountain was a lot tougher than expected. It was very steep and slippery because of deep mud on the trail. On the way up here my legs, especially hips, started to hurt....
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